Professor Tiantian Zhang obtained her Environmental Biology degree from Liaoning University (P.R. China) in 1982 and worked as a research scientist in the area of environmental biology before obtaining an MPhil degree in Environmental Biology at Middlesex University (UK) in 1990 and a PhD degree in Cryobiology at University of Bedfordshire (UK) in 1994. She worked as a post-doctoral research fellow and a senior research fellow at University of Bedfordshire before she was made Reader in 2003 and Professor in 2005. She was appointed Director of Institute of Research in the Applied Natural Sciences at University of Bedfordshire in 2008 before joining Bournemouth University in 2012 as the Head of the Graduate School. She is now the Deputy Dean of Research in Faculty of Science and Technology at Bournemouth University (UK). She is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the UK Council for Graduate Education. Professor Tiantian Zhang is a leading figure internationally in research on cryopreservation of gametes and embryos of fish species and her research interests have been in the areas of cryopreservation of reproductive cells and the effect of cryopreservation on genome integrity and cellular metabolism. Her research activity has led to ~150 publications and ~100 presentations at international conferences and workshops. Professor Tiantian Zhang has obtained substantial funding from funding bodies such as the UK Research Councils, Wellcome Trust and EU. She has supervised over 30 PhDs and other research degree students and has been an editor or referee of over 10 scientific journals including the leading journals in the field of cryobiology such as Cryobiology and CryoLetters. She was the elected Chairman of the Society for Low Temperature Biology (SLTB) from 2005 to 2008 following serving as General Secretary, Treasurer and Committee Member of SLTB for 10 years. She is a member of the Board of Governors of the Society for Cryobiology Since 2013 and received an award from Society of Cryobiology for her service in 2016.